Former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bisi Akande has blamed the Nigerian military for the country’s lopsided political structure.
The former Osun state governor particularly said the successive military governments between 1966 and 1999 were the architects of the problematic political structure.
In a lecture titled “Devolution of Powers and National Restructuring” he delivered at the APC-USA Second Annual Convention in Washington DC, Akande said the various military regimes created states and local governments solely for selfish reasons.
He said the military might have inequitably created more local governments per population per state in the North than in the South.
This, he said, gave the North an unfair advantage in revenue allocation from the national treasury.
But he admitted it would be politically unwise to define the word equitable in such a way that it would be easy to convince those enjoying the unfair advantage at present to surrender such.